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2020 Aug

Pain Physician



Lack of Superiority of Epidural Injections with Lidocaine with Steroids Compared to Without Steroids in Spinal Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.


Knezevic N N, Manchikanti L, Urits I, Orhurhu V, Vangala B P, Vanaparthy R, Sanapati MR, Shah S, Soin A, Mahajan A, Atluri S, Kaye AD, Hirsch JA
Pain Physician. 2020 Aug; 23(4S):S239-S270.
PMID: 32942786.


Multiple randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and systematic reviews have been conducted to summarize the evidence for administration of local anesthetic (lidocaine) alone or with steroids, with discordant opinions, more in favor of equal effect with local anesthetic alone or with steroids.